Xiong Jing Nan is determined to perform in a big way for the American public.
“The Panda” is set to take on atomic weight queen Angela Lee at ONE on Prime Video 2 in prime time in the United States on September 30. Their match for Xiong’s ONE Women’s World Strawweight Title will be held inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Despite winning her final match – her third in a row – against Japanese star Ayaka Miura earlier this year, Xiong’s performance drew some criticism, saying she seemed to lack “killer instincts” she once had.
She intends to rectify this notion on her next outing. Speaking to ONE Championship, she revealed she was looking for a dramatic end to her trilogy with Angela Lee.
“Of course, I would like to get the knockout and I want to give a knockout in a nice way. But you have to know that nobody can predict the result in the Circle.
If the first two fights between the most dominant women’s world champions in ONE Championship are any indication of what to expect in their third fight, “unpredictable” is a perfect word to describe it. While both fights ended in a finish, they came in the final rounds of each bout.
In their first match for the strawweight strap, Xiong Jing Nan landed a body shot that knocked Lee down, which ultimately led to the TKO finish. When they met for atomic weight gold, Lee locked a neck crank from a bare back choke stance that went deep, forcing Xiong to tap out with just 12 seconds remaining in their match. .
Xiong Jing Nan doesn’t take Angela Lee’s criticism kindly
Although Xiong Jing Nan was receptive to the criticism she received after her match last January, she received none of it from Angela Lee.
In an Instagram post, Xiong posted a snippet of an interview with Lee, where the ONE atomweight world champion said she thought “The Panda” had “played not to lose” instead of “playing to win.” “. In the caption, the 34-year-old made a fiery comeback saying:
“We’ll see if you’re impressed when I finish you off again👊#ONEonPrimeVideo2”
If it’s true that Xiong Jing Nan has lost her killer instinct, then there’s no better way to reignite her fire than to hear her rival question it. Look for her to throw everything at Angela Lee when they meet at ONE on Prime Video 2.